DCC News

Future-Proofing Institutional Websites Workshop: Presentations Now Available

The presentations and mind map from the DCC and Wellcome Library Joint Workshop on Future-proofing Institutional Websites are now available. A thread has been added to the DCC Discussion Forum to allow for further discussion of the workshop issues.

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The National Archives Launches PRONOM Unique Identifier Scheme

Following the release of version 4 of the PRONOM technical registry and the DROID automatic file format identification tool in October 2005, The National Archives is pleased to announce the publication of the PRONOM Persistent Unique Identifier (PUID) Scheme, an extensible scheme for providing persistent, unique and unambiguous identifiers for file formats held in the PRONOM technical registry.

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Directory of DCC Staff Published

A directory of all the individuals who work for the DCC is now available.

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PV 2005

Registration for PV 2005 entitled "Ensuring long-term preservation and adding value to scientific and technical data" is now open. This conference is the third of a series on long-term preservation and adding value to scientific data, begun in 2002 in France. The conference will be held at The Royal Society, Edinburgh, from 21-23 November 2005.

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New Digital Repositories Discussion List Launched

The JISC Digital Repositories Programme support team have set up a new discussion list for the discussion of any aspect of international repository activity, including cross domain repository technologies and policies, plus any other repository-related issues.

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Key Publications Available on Permanent Access to the Records of Science

Key publications are now available from the European Task Force for Permanent Access to the Records of Science, including an Action Programme and a proposal for a Research & Development Programme.

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HUL Receives Grant for Developing Global Digital Format Registry

Harvard University Library has been awarded a Mellon grant to further develop the Global Digital Format Registry (GDFR). The grant is for a two year project commencing February 2006.

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Digital Preservation Post at British Library

The British Library has a job opening for a Technical Architect with an excellent understanding and experience of XML and an ability to confidently explain and evangelise about all aspects of digital preservation.

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New Feature on Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Website

A new series featuring DPC Members' projects has just been added to the DPC website. The first in the series features SHERPA DP. Other DPC member projects will be featured and added to the site approximately every six weeks.

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New Digitisation Wiki Launched

'Digiwik' is designed to be a repository of practical digitization information for use by individuals, museums, libraries, researchers, and any other entities with digitization needs. The goal of the wiki is to help people do two things: 1) digitize; and 2) create and manage digital collections.

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